| Feb 19, 2014
If there are stars among the state's water experts, Jay Famiglietti is one, with titles too long for a marquee: a UC Irvine professor of earth system science and head of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling, and a new member of the Santa Ana Regional...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Jeffrey Wright's first long-term TV stint -- playing underworld figure Dr. Valentin Narcisse on "Boardwalk Empire" -- went well enough that the celebrated actor will be returning to the show for its fifth season, though we'll be finding his character in a...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Mick Ebeling arrived in Sudan with little more than a toolbox, rolls of plastic and two microwave-size 3-D printers.
He had endured a weeklong journey from Los Angeles, with stops in London, Johannesburg and Nairobi before reaching Juba, the capital...
| Jun 26, 2013
Luc Besson's 2010 film adaptation of “The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec” is finally crossing the pond. The French film, […]...
| Aug 14, 2013
“The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this week, bringing Jacques Tardi's intrepid heroine to American […]...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 7:00 AM
For seven years, he was the most famous driver you never saw. And with the next James Bond film 'Skyfall' opening this week, you still won't see him in action. But he's there.
Known alternately as the Stig from BBC's "Top Gear," a stunt driver in such...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 11:10 PM
As patrons sipped their chilled martinis — shaken, not stirred — fortunes of funny money were won and lost.
Red or black, odd or even, all was good fun at the roulette tables set up Thursday night for the Pacific Symphony's "The Music of...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 4:47 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The fictional James Bond always had a license to kill, but new research suggests the suave spy's movies got more violent through the years.
"In fact, they got quite a bit more violent over time," said Dr. Robert Hancox, the...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 10:14 AM
One psychopath usually is enough for any movie, and it's actually a budding screenplay within the film that inspires the title of this offbeat action-comedy. Along with two friends (Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken), the aspiring writer (Colin Farrell)...
| Aug 23, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
A few years ago, an adaptation of co-writer/co-director Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel “Persepolis”—a visually creative but simplistic, episodic take on personal and political struggles—received far...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 1:01 PM
If you're a James Bond devotee, you may want to put your life on hold for a month or so. That's about the amount of time it will take to get through this boxed set that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the spy movie franchise by gathering all 22 of...